Sir Keir Starmer claimed that the “whole country” rejected the “government (of Rishi Sunak)” in local elections last week.
The Labor leader said: “This is the price for a weary, exhausted government headed by a prime minister who boasts that he has never had a working-class friend.
“He’s laughing his way through the cost-of-living crisis, gloating about success as waiting lists grow.”
He added: “How does he think the Tories can provide the answers Britain needs when the whole country has already told him they are the problem, not the solution?”
Sunak hit back, accusing Sir Keir of being “busy forging coalitions”.
The Prime Minister said: “He’s right, we all say weird things when we’re younger, I was a teenager, and he’ll know what I’m talking about because I think in his 40s he was still talking about abolishing the monarchy.
“It’s the same old joke of his every week, all politics and no action. We continue to cut people’s energy bills in half, freeze fuel taxes, cut childcare costs and raise wages. While he is building coalitions, we are stepping up and delivering for the British people.”